SACD and DVD-a sound stage?!?!
Feb 14, 2007 at 5:04 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

phergus_25

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Well I have heard a few SACDs, but im mainly going on DVD-as since thats waht my player plays. I deff heard ALOT more soundstage, expecially with Beck sea change, but why?
I know that my HDCDs give more dynamic possibilities, with higher sampling, but how does SACD or DVD-a translate to more sound stage?
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-greg
 
Feb 14, 2007 at 6:49 AM Post #2 of 4

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More dynamic range. There's 16.7 million discrete levels for dvd-a (24bit^2), as opposed to 65535 levels for cd (16bit^2). Pure analog has infinite amount of levels, i.e. DVD-A is closer to analogue sound quality. The bit depth is the reason for the better soundstage.

BTW HDCD does not have a higher sampling rate than cd, however the bit depth is improved to 20bits.
 
Feb 14, 2007 at 5:12 PM Post #4 of 4

phergus_25

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O, Ok i got ya. I mis undersood the meaning of sampling rate.
I really like mine. Got it used, so for the price I payed I am EXTREMELY happy.
But even if I had payed closer to the 2K retail i would still be happy.
-greg
 

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